When we decided that we wanted to build, it was a very overwhelming time, due to the shear number of options there are out there. After meeting with a couple of companies, both franchise and one man bands, it was clear that there was only one company that we wanted to build with and that was Fowler Homes.
Right from our first meeting, Shane and his team were on board with our plan and ideas. While some building companies tried to tell us the plan was ‘too hard’ or ‘unrealistic’ Fowlers were the complete opposite and helped us find ways to make these ideas work.
Once the build got underway, what really impressed me was their responsiveness to any situation. Our build was far from perfect and very early on there was an issue that was unforeseen and something no-one could control. Shane was quick to get on the phone and showed great compassion to the new scenario while we worked with him and the team to find a solution. His urgency to keep us well advised was crucial so we, as the customer, could plan and make any amendments required further down the track with the build.
Another example of this was through COVID. As a result of the lockdown, our timeline was pushed back and the team were fantastic at revising the schedule and ensuring that our timeframes and expectations were being met, while not compromising the quality of the build.
Fowler Homes Palmerston North have a great team from Shane and Megan, Tracey, Andy and even Regan. This is our first build and we had many changes and amendments we made along the way. And every time we made an enquiry about a change, they were quick to get on board and get the change made without hesitation or push back. This made us feel so comfortable during the build and really helped set our mind at ease knowing that if, as we got closer to the end, didn’t feel right to us, we were able to make a change to it. And as a result, I think is the reason we are so delighted with our final product.
I couldn’t recommend Fowlers highly enough. Not just because we have got the dream house at the back end, but because they make it so easy along the way. Mistakes happen, and they fix them. Roadblocks get put in the way, and they find a way around them. I believe anyone can look good when things go to plan, but its when things don’t go to plan, is when you will be grateful for having chosen Fowlers Palmy to build your home.
Early 2007 we decided to build. Being such a young couple, the thought was rather daunting. We contacted Fowler Homes and after meeting up with Andrea and her team, we felt they were the ones.
Fowler Homes is a very honest company, which is very thorough in what it does. We decided to build through them and it was the best thing we ever did.
The building process was stress free and the team was full of inspirational ideas. We are so thrilled with our home and we're very happy to have received a Gold Award in the House of the Year competition. It is so nice to know our home is in the top 80% for its workmanship.
We would like to thank Mike, Andrea and their team for building us our dream home for our growing family.
John & Emma Harmer
We built our home with Fowler Homes Auckland North, West & Rodney. We brought our own design to them, and everything was handled well right from the start.
The selection of the finishing products was made easy, as both Matt and Jenny were always helpful, informative and flexible. Nothing was ever too much trouble.
Our builder was excellent at handling the build and all of the contractors. We were kept informed throughout the process with updates, emails and phone calls. The quality of the build is excellent.
Of course, with any build there were a few little hiccups along the way, but each time they were addressed in a timely and positive manner, and were all resolved.
We moved into our beautiful completed home just in time for Christmas! We have had contact with Fowler Homes since completion and their after build defect process has been great at addressing any concerns that needed to be rectified.
We would definitely recommend Fowler Homes Auckland North, West & Rodney to anyone asking for a reliable builder, who provides a great all round service that has a beautiful, well built home as the result!
Chris & Zuzana Baker
Auckland North, West & Rodney
Fowler Homes was recommended to us by a friend and we had heard other good feedback. We went to them and couldn't have asked for better. Andrea is really helpful and Mike goes the extra mile. Nothing's a problem. We couldn't fault them in any way. We definitely wouldn't go past them if we built again.
Barry & Jan Fine
In September of 2011 we were red-zoned due to the September 2010 earthquake. We had only been in our home for 3 years and certainly did not plan to move or build a new home. The earthquake changed all of this and we found ourselves looking for a home in a market that had already been flooded with the first group of people red-zoned in Christchurch. Every home we looked at was either sold or had a couple of back up offers, hence we made the decision to purchase a section and build a new home.
This can be a very stressful and expensive exercise but we were guided through it by Ivan Stanicich of Fowler Homes who assisted us to find a section, purchase it and then develop plans for our new home. Getting a permit was a major exercise as the Waimakiriri Council was on overload with all of the red-zoned people trying to build and there was the added complication of all of the new covenants being applied to foundations since the earthquake. Ivan stayed on the case, kept calling the Council and virtually hand fed our application through the process.
We were impressed by his professionalism, the quality of all of the fittings Fowler Homes has as standard inclusions in their homes, his dedication to keeping his contractors on time and delivering a top class finish. Ivan has an eagle eye when it comes to the finished product and insists his contractors adhere to high standards. We had no nasty surprises with extra costs, Ivan kept us informed along the journey of anything that was above the contract and we were able to decide exactly how much extra we would be faced with if we changed the signed contract.
We built at Pegasus and are absolutely thrilled with the home we now have. Most weekends we have folks stopping to take a photograph of the home and I can just hear them saying to their builder, “We want one just like that!” Our new home really stands out amongst the new homes currently being built at Pegasus.
What could have been a frustrating and arduous exercise was made pretty painless and the finished product is just reward.
Gordon and Colleen Ryan
We dealt with Nicky at Fowler Homes over a number of years before we signed the contract to build the house. Throughout this Nicky has been amazing with a lot of patience and advice provided. Once we got into the position of being able to begin the build we had the option of looking at other builders but we used Fowler Homes for two reasons, firstly because of the outstanding service we had received and secondly because we had the opportunity to talk to others who had built with Fowlers and they were very complimentary towards Fowler Homes.
Our build went very smoothly with outstanding work from all the people involved. Nicky kept the communication levels up so that we knew what stages we were at. Some of the highlights include how easy it was to get the colour scheme right with the consultant provided by Fowler Homes and also the overall finish of the house.
We are very happy with our decision to build with Fowler Homes and would recommend anyone considering a new build in Dunedin to talk to Nicky at Fowler Homes.
Jonathon & Angela Hawthorne
Shane and Megan Walker of Fowler Homes have built us a home that has truly exceeded our expectations. Right from the start it was clear they were passionate, highly experienced and extremely knowledgeable about the residential building industry whilst at the same time fully committed to meeting the exacting demands of the client.
They aspire to perfection – perfection in ensuring the house plan was exactly in keeping with our living needs and budget through to perfection in the final product. Their philosophy throughout the duration of the project was very much – “if there is a problem we will solve it – the outcome has to be flawless.”
We were extremely impressed with the way in which they managed the entire project. Shane and Megan’s meticulous organisational skills and tireless work ethic meant the process ran very smoothly. On-going communication ensured that we were consulted about all aspects of the project. Their advice was invaluable – both practical and solution oriented.
Further, they set aside time to make sure we were making informed decisions. Many hours were spent, for example, taking us to view the homes of other clients, looking at sections, examining exterior cladding systems, finalising colour schemes, selecting tiles and carpet, choosing heating systems to name but a few.
Together, they demand high standards of all of the people they work with – trades people and suppliers alike. It was a pleasure to work with professional, knowledgeable and highly skilled people with whom they have established such a great rapport and who could give us great advice as well.
Dave and I admire the way in which Shane and Megan take pride in delivering the very best of service to their clients. For them client satisfaction is paramount.
We have ended up with a stunning home and have had the privilege of working with an outstanding company. Their success at the recent Master Builders Association Awards is testimony to their exacting standards, commitment to excellence and desire to build the very best of homes – namely Fowler Homes.
To build with people you can trust, we would strongly recommend Fowler Homes.
Jane Horton & David Bishop
It has been 5 weeks since we moved into our beautiful new home. We wish to thank you sincerely for everything.
You have been a real pleasure to work with. You listened, were helpful & enthusiastic.
At our first meeting you said "Tell us what you want and we'll do it". This realyl was the time you clinched the deal - no pushing your ideas but offering great suggestions.
Special mention must go to builder Steve and painter James for their total efficiency, dedication, superb work and the very long hours put in by them both. We appreciate the huge effort put in by them. Our dream has become a reality.
Would we recommend Fowlers? - Without a hesitation. It has been a pleasure working with you all.
Frank & Colleen Bennett
Having purchased a bare block of land in a rural area, we looked into a wide range of options for building. In the end it was an easy choice to build with Shane and Megan Walker, of Fowler Homes.
Not only were Shane and Megan down-to-earth and knowledgeable, but also easy to work with and flexible. This was demonstrated in the first instance when we couldn’t find an ‘off the shelf’ plan that quite suited us and wanted to work with our own architect. Shane was able to price up the concept plan to a point where we could look into finance options. As it turns out Shane was also able to point us in the direction of a finance option that we ended up using.
From the start, we were impressed with the quality of the workmanship of the tradesman on the job. The builders were knowledgeable and friendly and kept us informed of the process. Not only did they apply careful attention to detail, but kept the site very tidy – made more impressive by the fact the build started going into winter.
The build progress kept at a good pace, without compromising quality at any point. We were able to work with Shane and Megan on fixture and fitting choices, they had a good knowledge of products and options. They were also always happy to go that extra mile if we did have questions or to provide advice if we were having trouble making a decision.
The build was kept to budget, allowing us to choose where any contingency funding we had kept to one side was spent. In our case we upgraded the kitchen benchtop – again the flexibility of the process meant this was no trouble. Tiles were also another change, Shane taking the initiative to bring us some samples to choose from, we were very happy with the result, the tiling job that was done is second to none and we have had numerous compliments on the quality of the finish.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Shane and Megan to anyone who wants a quality home built.
Andrew & Tabitha Manderson
We're writing to let you know how happy we are with our property that Fowler Homes constructed at 54 Kelliher Drive.
For us there were 2 key components of equal importance to this process. The first was ensuring the home was constructed to a high standard by quality tradesmen and the second was having a project manager that we felt comfortable relying on to ensure the project ran smoothly. We were pleased to be able to find these two qualities in Fowler Homes and now being six months on with a finished home we couldn't endorse that further.
All the tradesmen have clearly done a superb job and the care and craftsmanship they have displayed is of a very high standard. Whenever we were on site we were also impressed with their helpful manner and friendly attitude. This coupled with their craftsmanship meant that we always felt comfortable knowing that the end product would be as planned. While we have thanked as many of the tradesmen as we have come into contact with, we would appreciate you extending this letter to them as our way of acknowledging the effort and care they have taken with our home.
Being out of town, we knew the key to building our home would rely solely on having a good project manager. We have always been clearly aware that without the professionalism, care and stress-less attitude you've shown us, that the experience would have been a different one. So despite our distance from Wanaka, there was never a time when we felt concerned as you managed the process professionally from start to finish and for this we are very thankful.
A home is a very personal project and while you would never expect anyone to embody it with the same feeling as you do yourself, all those involved via Fowler Homes showed such a professionalism that it was evident the quality and process in getting to the end product was as important to you as it was to us.
As such we have no hesitation in recommending Fowler Homes to any prospective customers and are happy to provide any references you need, verbal or otherwise. And as discussed, we are also happy for you to use our home to take any customers through.
Once again, many thanks for all the hard work and effort that you and your team have put in. It has been greatly appreciated.
Hanson & Hall Families
When we decided to build our dream-home, we contacted Shane Walker. We had to create land which had a swimming pool. Shane and his team didn’t hesitate to proceed with the construction.
Shane lived up to everything we expected and even more to help us. At the very beginning from the plan stage, he and Megan had a great idea and advice to guide us right through the process. The whole process was new to us and of great experience.
Shane and his team worked hard during the construction and made us comfortable.
Working with Shane and his team, we didn’t have any problems and to tell you the fact, he even went out of his way to do extra’s which we appreciated so much, not forgetting Megan helping us to choose colours etc for us. Thanks Megan.
We proudly can say that our dream-home has reached our expectations.
Shane, Megan and their team at Fowler Homes - Palmerston North have made our dream come true. Not only us but all our family and friends admired the great job Shane, Megan and their team did.
Thanks once again and is highly appreciated by us.
Daniel & Sumi Mastapha
We have been in our new house at 21 Titirangi Drive with a few months now, and we are truly delighted with it. It was our first time venturing into building a house and so many people had told us beforehand to be prepared for it to be a long drawn-out affair full of delays and difficulties. With Shane and Megan however, it turned out to be quite the opposite. They did a wonderful job of guiding us through the whole process without ever feeling rushed or hassled. Nothing was too big an issue, we were given lots of choices and flexibility, and they made the whole procedure as enjoyable as possible.
Shane’s team did a fantastic job of building our house. The building site was always kept as clean and tidy as could be. The neighbours in particular were very pleased and commented on this several times.
We would like to acknowledge all the efforts put in by the contractors, all of whom were very professional and very approachable. They all did a great job for us and we really appreciate it.
We would particularly like to mention the painters, Jeff and his team. Jeff’s attention to detail was incredible and many people have commented to us about the wonderful finish to the interior walls of our home. Jeff even returned after we had shifted in, so he could touch up on any marks on the walls that may have occurred during the moving in process.
We are very proud of our dream home and we are looking forward to many years of comfort and happiness in it. We have received nothing but high praise for it from our friends and colleagues when they come to visit.
We cannot thank Shane and Megan enough for what they have done for us. With them in charge, we had nothing to worry about. They have turned our dream into a reality. We would not hesitate to recommend them to anybody who is considering building a house. They really are the best!
Harjinder & Anne Singh
I am writing this sitting in the office of our Fowler built home looking at the atrocious weather while inside it is warm and cosy. We have now been in this house for nearly three months and it is fabulous. This is the first house we have built and building can be stressful especially as it is the biggest dollar sum most people will ever spend. Thanks to Chris and Fowler Homes we have built a beautiful and functional family home.
As we were living on site we watched and inspected every stage of the building process. As my husband and I are both scientists by profession we were constantly asking questions which Chris fielded patiently. Chris supervised all the trades and the site was always tidy. Chris works hard and communicates well and we are happy to recommend him and the Fowler Homes family.
R & G Lanham
Normally we would not offer a testimonial but we feel very different in this case and therefore we provide this testimonial with much pleasure.
Before accepting the quote from Fowler Homes to build our new home we had compared what several other building companies could offer.
However, Fowlers provided us with a good price which was in the form of a set quote and they were very accommodating regarding our requirements for our new home and had helpful suggestions to help us. The easy going and understanding nature of both Locky and Lance confirmed for us that Fowler Homes were the ones to build our home.
Right from the start we knew we had made the right decision. The entire build was great.
We noticed that the calibre of the Contractors that worked for Fowlers on our home was top class which of course was a flow on effect from Lance and Locky’s professionalism and their desire to make the customer happy. It was an event-free building site with absolutely no issues and any questions we had were answered in a prompt, reassuring and polite way. The building site was extremely tidy & kept clean by our builder and his team at all times.
If we were to rate Fowler Homes we would without doubt confirm they were 10 out of 10 for us & we whole heartedly recommend them to anyone considering building.
Thank you Lance, Lauchlan and your Team. It has been a wonderful experience.
Kevin & Maree Kemp
We just want to say a huge thank you for building our fantastic new home.
From the first time we walked into your showroom and met Glenn, we felt totally at ease, and were confident that we were choosing the right company to build with. We really appreciated Glenn’s input into our section purchase, and for taking the time to ensure that we got our plan exactly how we wanted it.
This was the first time we have built, but Glenn and Lisa guided us through the whole process, and nothing was ever too much trouble for either of them. They stayed calm and helpful throughout, even when we were stressing out!
Andy and Darren are excellent builders, and were always friendly and approachable. All the subcontractors were extremely professional and helpful, and everything has been finished to an excellent standard.
We are absolutely thrilled with our new home, and recommend you and your team to anyone who is thinking of building.
Sean & Susanne Jones
As a professional couple with no building experience we have now designed and built 3 homes in the South Island - twice with different building companies and once with a private builder. In our experience, living in a house that makes you happy is dependent on having a realistic budget and choosing a good builder. You want a building company who listen, investigate options, give honest feedback and have the knowledge and experience to build your house to the best possible standard.
Having a project manager makes it much easier! There are so many details that you have to live with and toward the end (in our case Ken was overseas for the last 2 months) it's easy to give up and go with whatever the builder recommends. This time we wanted to ensure even small decisions were discussed with us. Nicky Fowler was usually available to see us at short notice or by phone (despite having other projects on the go). The building team worked tirelessly to ensure everything went to plan. We had investigated specific features we wanted incorporated and were pleased to find out Nicky had also investigated our proposals, sought professional advice, gave valuable feedback and options to ensure we made informed choices and got the best quality our budget allowed (and usually trade discount). The stylish range of standard products Fowler offer are quality brands.
One of the first points of difference was that the plans were ours to price with other companies. Having spent so much time perfecting them we didn't want to go through this with each company.
The Masterbuild Guarantee and progress payments ensured we paid once the work was complete. We were welcome to visit the site (which we did on a daily basis). Receipts were available on request and business processes appeared transparent. All of which were important to us given we were building during a recession where 2 reputable companies we priced with closed and we had experienced 'unusual building practices' in the past.
We would recommend Dunedin K Fowler Homes. Their combined knowledge, experience, value for money and care was much appreciated.
Ken Browne & Selene Nikora
Our house was built by Fowler Homes in 2007 in Inglewood.
The building process went very smoothly. The project started at the end of September 2007 and we shifted into the house 22nd December, 2007.
The Fowler Team were professional in their work and communications with us and throughout the house build. They were up front with all costs.
The Sub-Contractors were well organised and well informed and carried out their work professionally and had their jobs completed on time.
Lance and Lauchie were wonderful to work with.
We would not hesitate to recommend Fowler Homes to our friends and family and if we were to build again, we would certainly consider Fowler Homes as our first choice.
Alan & Zita Spurdle
This is the second house we have built, and with this we have done a lot of home work on other building companies comparing prices, service and quality.
When we went to Lance and Locky at Fowler Homes we were made to feel right at home from the start, with our ideas and their knowledge we personalized our new home together. As with building there can be hidden surprises but Lance and Locky kept us informed the whole way through, even when we made a phone call that may seem unimportant to others you made us feel important.
We had the best building team working on our new home. The builder was always helpful to our questions and even offered his knowledge and idea’s to us, we were made to feel like part of the team. The building site was always clean and tidy, from the very beginning to the end, which reflects on Fowler’s pride and care you take during the building process.
The whole experience has been an exciting journey, working closely with such a knowledgeable and experienced team, watching our ideas and thoughts all go together to make our home a place we are proud off. The finishing and pride that Fowler’s have towards building new homes is clearly shown, when you first step inside the door of our new home you can clearly see it and feel it.
We have named our new home the Palace as we are so proud of it and pleased how the flow works so well for our family.
Once again thank you so much Lance and Locky and the team, for helping us achieve our vision, you all exceed our expectations.
Mr & Mrs Ngatai
We have just recently completed building our new family home with Shane, Megan and the team at Fowler Homes Manawatu.
We were new to the building process, and we have really enjoyed the experience working along Shane and his team.
We started out with a plan that we had worked with a draughtsman on prior to meeting Shane and we planned the house to be our long term family home. During the building process there was enough flexibility to ensure our vision for the finishing touches became a reality. From the outset Shane listened to our ideas, and the suggestions he made only added to the style and quality of our home.
Working with Shane, there are ‘never problems, only issues’ which were easily resolved, and which he would always present solutions for.
We can honestly say that the house has exceeded our expectations and we know that we and our boys will be very happy for years to come.
Shane, Megan and the team at Fowler Homes Manawatu built a house for us, but the best thing about building with them is that we would welcome them into our home at any time.
Thanks Shane and Megan!!
Tracey & Tony Rowe
When the decision was made to build a new home the choice of builder we would use was an easy one. Shane Walker was top of mind, we had previously seen a number of homes he had built and we were so impressed with the finish and the pride he had in his product.
We were not disappointed, Shane lived up to everything we expected and MORE. At the very beginning, the plan stage he and Megan had some great advice and expertise and were able to guide us along so we felt confident.
The whole process from go to finish was a great experience. Naturally we called on site as often as possible and Shane or his workers were always there to discuss and queries they, or we had.
The end result is a meticulously built home both Shane and Ian and I are very proud of. We know that if ever we have any minor problem, we can call on Shane and it will be fixed.
After building in Rodeo Drive we built a holiday home with Shane and had the same great RESULT.
It is without hesitation that we recommend to you Shane and Megan Walker of Fowler Homes for a great building experience and a quality product as an end result.
Thank you for all the hard work and effort you put in.
Ian & Karen Humphrey
What a ride! This has been one of the most enjoyable experiences we have had in our lives, people say it’s one of the most stressful things you can do, building a home! Your company took that away!
We looked at a number of housing companies before being referred to you by a friend. After a couple of meetings with you we knew we were in the right place!
From the very beginning the amount of effort and enthusiasm you and Megan showed was amazing, which you maintained throughout the entire process. We will never forget how tirelessly you worked to make our beautiful home affordable for us, this includes travelling with us to help with a selection of different products to ensure quality.
It was wonderful having Megan there to help with colours and coming out to look at lights or whenever we needed another opinion she was always happy to help.
Your attention to detail is second to none, as is your professionalism.
We have an amazing home thanks to you both! We have enjoyed working with you both on a professional and personal basis.
Thank you again.
Allan & Melissa Marlow
Before committing to any Housing company to build our home, we investigated 8 different prominent housing companies, comparing prices, experience and value for money in each of their packages.
We met Bret Robinson at the Auckland Home Show, and were impressed when he followed up quickly on is promise to send information to us. Soon after we met him on site with the Fowler Homes Architect. Subsequently our home was built by Fowler Homes in 2010, without a "budget blowout". We found Bret to be pleasant and obliging to deal with on a day to day basis during construction, and he kept all of his promises.
We are delighted with our new home, and are now enjoying it - thank you Fowler Homes!
James & Lynne Jacobsen
As 21 & 22 year old full time workers, Bryan and I chose Fowler Homes to represent us with the build of our first home. We had looked at other companies to go with, but found that we would have the best working relationship with Shane and Megan. They were both very down-to-earth people and were easy to relate to and get along with (both professionally and socially).
From what I had been told, building a house was a stressful process and having a Project Manager work with us made the job very easy. It was great having them both suggest ideas and changes that would be beneficial to our build and help save costs where possible. As mentioned, it was our first home and we were very disciplined about sticking to our budget.
From Shane and Megan to the builders themselves, Craig, Denis & Jonathan, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all yet again for your hard work.
We would have no hesitation in recommending you all to friends and family in future.
Bryan McCarthy & Olivia Northcott
This email is to thank you for all your efforts in getting me and my family's first home. As you know from the time we bought this land, we had continuously ran into issues after issues. Our previously builder told us that same house could not be built and cancelled our contract.
To be honest I had given up hope and didn't have any chance that I would ever be able to have this house completed until I met you. I found the whole building industry to be a complete joke.
After I met you, I again regained that hope and found your conversations to be more genuine and honest. Throughout the build process, having to deal with just one person regarding anything to do with the house was a major advantage. You always took my phone calls and replied my emails and texts within reasonable timeframes - all these were very much appreciated. Even when we had to change things when towards the very last minute, we found that you were helpful, helped organised the new quotes and gave us that chance to change the things we wanted, eg the glass balustrade - this is one of the best decisions we made in our house and we couldn't have done it without your help.
So Bret, we are very grateful for all your help, at least we have a home of our own now and my family and I are indeed very appreciative of your assistance throughout. You were very easy to deal with and what we said and agreed is exactly what happened. Only regret is we didn't come to you in the first place.
There are very few honest people in this building industry and I am happy to say you are one of them. I would be very happy to refer you to anyone. If any of your customers ever wants a reference checks, please feel free to pass my details to them as I would be happy to put in a good word for you based on our experience.
So thanks again, please drop by sometime for a coffee/beer if you are around this side.
After 12 months of living in our new home, built by Shane, Megan and their team at Fowlers we are in a great position to write a reference to what has become my family's slice paradise in Palmerston North.
After purchasing possibly the most difficult section in Palmerston to build on, I had a vision for a stylish, simple but practical home which leveraged the strengths of the section including sun, native bush views and wind protection. Suffice to say, everything was going wrong until I met Shane. I had spent money on architects who designed a house I could not afford to build, I had met builders who laughed at me when I showed them the site...I had all but given up. I just wanted to find someone who was positive, shared my vision for the site and was focused on problem solving not 'problem creating'. Shane and Megan were those people.
Over the course of the design and build process Shane, Megan and their team of contractors worked with us, within our budget, but never losing sight of our dream. The bought ideas, enthusiasm, skill and positivity to our build project and made sure we got a house we absolutely love. I travel a lot with business and Shane and Megan were able to work well while I was away, ensuring the project kept moving and on track.
My wife and I enjoyed the process and friendship we developed with Shane and Megan so much, we are looking forward and hoping for the day we build again. We would use Shane and Megan for another build and recommend that anyone looking to build a home, give Shane and Megan a visit and allow them to create a great experience for you.
James & Stephanie Bell-Booth
Many time we were warned of the pitfall of building a new house. Cost overruns, builders with their agendas, etc.
Well, those people have not met Shane and Megan Walker.
From the moment we entered their Fowler Homes office in Palmerston North enquiring about building a house to the day we took possession, the journey has been one pleasant experience.
Their friendly but professional attitudes were exemplary. We had been to many companies searching for the firm to build our house, and after our first experience with the Walkers, knew they would be the ones.
Through a long planning process, in which we were very demanding as to what we wanted, Shane and Megan were patient and attentive. They listened to all our wishes and offered great advice as to how we could achieve them.
As well, Shane had some great ideas - things that we would never have thought of.
Shane told us he was a stickler for perfection and would not accept second best - he was right. All his sub-contractors were great to work with and we had personal contact with them throughout the build. When we found a fault, it was corrected immediately and to our satisfaction. There were only minor faults. In fact Shane found areas of concern that we hadn't seen.
Now that we have possession of the house we are delighted with what Fowler Homes built for us. It is exactly what we wanted.
Throughout the whole project, we were part of every decision and, as Shane said "What we wanted we got".
We would recommend Shane and Megan to any prospective home owner.
Les & Cheryl Arthur
Nicky and her team at Fowler Homes made our dream of building a new home a reality.
From the first meeting we had on site with Nicky and the architect to the finished house, Nicky was a true professional, a great communicator, a superb problem solver and was totally committed to producing a well finished home of our dreams.
Thank you Nicky. We just love our Fowler Home.
Debbie & Dave Smith
We feel very fortunate to have had our home built by Fowler Homes.
Right from the planning stage to the finishing of our home, it was a very pleasant and stress free experience for us. During the whole process we became very good friends.
Shane is a very passionate builder with extreme pride in his skills, ability and has particular talent in attention to detail. We got more than what we imagined and have appreciated very prompt and professional after care.
Without a doubt, we would be most pleased to recommend Fowler Homes to every person thinking of building their dream home.
Darshan & Ravneet Singh
Whilst on holiday in Australia in 2012, and at the age of 69-70 we decided to downsize our home which was large for just the two of us. We decided to downsize and build a 3 bedroom town house on a small section - that was the first decision we made.
I was driving past Fowler Homes one day when I decided to call in and have a talk about building as we hadn't built for 47 years since our first home, so to see if we could, I stopped and opened the door.
Walking in I was welcomed by owner Shane Walker. We engaged in conversation about what we could build. Shane was polite, and enthusiastic towards me as we talked. It turned out that not only did I know him before he had worked for himself, it turned out that I was at school with his father and his grandfather was a foreman at the company in which I secured an apprenticeship.
This made it a lot easier to convey what we wanted. Shane invited my wife and I to call round and have a look at his home, as it was a 3 bedroom home on a small section.
Well we could say the rest is history now but we won't. We had plans drawn up and by the time Megan came back from her big OE, we were sort of on the way. Megan stepped in and took over the plans and found we had to make some alterations, as they were wrong. Megan's enthusiasm was fantastic, she was a real professional.
As we were going through the contract procedure, we met an old friend Maureen Maunder, who we had known for some years. Megan gave way to Maureen and the team was completed. Maureen and Rae chose colours, and we both had a hand in the tiles and carpet.
Building started and it went smoothly. The finished home is fantastic, the builders workmanship spot on, the painting is excellent and we have no major problems with products in our home. Conclusion of our home was a roof shout, and a tea for the whole team at our home to show off our completed house. Shane is a perfectionist in what it should finish up like.
The house has everything we want for our retirement and more. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Shane, Megan and Maureen for something special in our lives, a home with everything we need, and we don't have to have tradies coming backwards and forwards to do maintenance all the time.
Fred & Rae Harris
We were looking to build a home for my mother and after looking around a few companies we never quite felt comfortable dealing with anyone until we met Shane Walker.
As far as building companies go you would be hard pressed to find a better team than Shane and Megan Walker from Fowler Homes Manawatu.
From the start we had no plan and a very tight budget and Shane was so enthusiastic to help us out we had no choice but to get on the band wagon and enjoy the ride and man what a ride, Shane always said to us that the building experience should be an enjoyable one and we can certainly say that is was.
Everything was well organised and all the Trades were so professional in their work and their finishing, having Megan’s help with interior design was so invaluable as well, it made all our planning meetings run so smoothly with no hidden surprises.
We had always heard about running over budget or being caught out with hidden costs which always made us nervous but we were so well looked after. I would definitely ask Fowler Homes to build us a home when the time is right.
At the end of it all we have a very exceptional two bedroom home built for my mother who is ecstatic to be living in her first ever new home.
Steve Grimwood & Diane Cohr
When we started our project we were complete novices to the building process. However, the personal care and attention provided throughout the building project, from design to colours to finished product, by Nicky and her team of subcontractors, lead to a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Being a rural property we had extra factors to consider such as water tanks and a septic tank, but the build went smoothly with quality workmanship from professional and helpful subbies who worked tirelessly to ensure a timely delivery. We particularly appreciated the attention to detail, their advice and suggestions which enhanced our ideas.
We received a wonderful service, within a realistic budget, with options and choices and the willingness to investigate our specific features and wish list that helped personalise our home. This has been an exciting journey for us. We are happy with the decision we made to use Nicky and her team’s skills and expertise to build our home. We have no hesitation in recommending Fowler Homes Dunedin to anyone considering building.
Pam Thompson & Donald Benington
After several years we finally made the difficult decision to sell our old Californian character bungalow and downsize to a smaller, new, maintenance-free home.
It was through the sale of our character home and the suggestion of another builder that we approached Shane and Megan Walker of Fowler Homes Ltd, a move that we will never regret.
This was to be a very happy, exciting and rewarding journey, not only in the purchase of a delightful section, but a lovely and special home for us and all our visiting family and friends.
We had a reasonably firm idea of our basic requirements and budget throughout the entire process. Shane, with his very skilled and high building standards and Megan with her exceptional eye for detail, were amazing people to work with. Nothing was ever too difficult and the meticulous workmanship throughout our home bears testimony to this. These high standards were expected of everyone involved with the build; trades people and their suppliers alike.
Shane and Megan's expert guidance and advice in helping us choose the numerous facets involved with building our home, was invaluable and we knew we were working with a very special team who pride themselves on excellence and customer satisfaction.
We would not hesitate in recommending Shane and Megan and their team to anyone wishing to build a new high quality home and working alongside a very knowledgeable and professional team.
Thank you so much Shane, Megan and Fowler Homes.
Chris & John Wallace
Thanks to Andrew and Lisa from Fowler Homes Nelson our dream came true.
We found an amazing site on the water’s edge in Mapua – on a recommendation we visited Fowler Homes and there was no going back. This was the first and last time we will be building so it had to be right.
We had a very specific site, and our draftsman Adrian, and Andrew and Lisa worked to those requirements to create an amazing concept – lets build it now!
Andrew and Lisa’s main builder Bruce – a local Mapua man was a gem – he built to an incredible detail and cared for our requirements. All facets of the build were of an exceptional quality to fit my slightly eclectic tastes– this was certainly no standard build.
Our build went very smoothly to schedule with timing and pricing, with amazing work from all the contractors. Andrew had all contracting rolling thru the build and working together.
I was very involved in the whole build and inundated all concerned with emails, texts and calls. They all worked so well with us with the best result we could have hoped for.
Thanks Andrew and Lisa Stevenson from Fowler Homes Nelson for creating a dream home.
We love it to pieces and are so appreciative of everyone involved.
Sally & Wayne Daniel
Now that Trish and I have been living in our new home for a few weeks now, we would like to pass on our warm thanks and congratulations to you for how successfully you planned and project managed the construction of the house.
The completed results speak for themselves. The house is very comfortable and well-appointed, resulting in an all-round very liveable home. The high quality of construction, fittings and finish are very apparent and we are delighted to have it as our home.
We are especially impressed at how smoothly things went, as were living and working (and very busy) in Wellington right up until the house was completed. This meant that we has to totally rely on you to ensure that the house was properly constructed. The way in which you developed a good working relationship with us, contacted us regularly to obtain or clarify our preferences, and kept us fully informed of progress meant that this was a very anxiety-free experience for us at a time when we had many other things to deal with. Also, the house was ready for us on the final date (which we agreed about six weeks beforehand) which meant that there were no complications in the removal process.
On the only significant visit we made during construction (one other unplanned brief visit was made by me near the end of construction), we met with a number of your tradespeople and suppliers to advise our preferences and were impressed with them in many ways. They were all very helpful and excellent to work with, and it is clear you have a very competent group involved in getting your houses built. I also observed that they all thought very highly of you personally - both as a person to work with and as to your personal integrity. These views Trish and I totally support.
Wayne, you clearly are a top-rate project manager, getting things done to a high standard and within the planned timeframe. All our expectations were met and we thoroughly recommend you, and K. Fowler Homes, to any prospective customer.
R S & P A Adam
Thank you so much for everything you have done for us while building our beautiful new home. Your professionalism, honesty and sense of humour have been so much appreciated by both of us.
We have been so impressed with the calibre of your subbies - they have done an amazing job and have been great to deal with even though we've placed some crazy requests their way!
Thanks again - enjoy a beer (or two) on us!
Ange & Mike Scott
Our recent first-time building experience with Fowler Homes Taranaki was awesome.
From the moment we set foot in the office we trusted Fowlers with our vision and our money. There was no hard sell, no over promising, no under delivering - just openness and a constant flow of ideas and suggestions. This attitude, along with competitive pricing and a reputation for building quality homes in Taranaki, was enough for us to stop shopping around and sign up.
Their behind the scenes service was fantastic. And their efficient communication and prompt action meant any small issues were instantly sorted out fuss-free. We really appreciated being allowed on site during the build (not something all building company's allow) and being able to make inevitable small changes to the plans without hefty penalties. In addition, the contractors used by Fowler Homes were clearly the best of the best and wanted to impress.
We've ended up with a superb home, a home that reflects the standards upheld by Fowlers. There's no cheap shortcuts - just perfection and pride.
Locky, Sandy, Jason, Melissa and Peter went the extra mile for us at all times and we really appreciated their professional yet casual style of management - blended with good communication, approachability and old fashioned trust.
We've no plans to sell up anytime soon but when we need another house we won't hesitate to go straight back to Fowlers.
Brent & Belinda Fredericksen
Approximately a year ago we made a decision to shift from Auckland to Queenstown in order to be closer to family. That is after 40 years in Auckland and on the eve of retirement. John Mansfield of Fowler Homes was recommended to us as a builder. We met John and were immediately struck by his genuine approach and desire to be as helpful as possible.
It wasn't easy emailing back and forth from Auckland and only visiting Queenstown a couple of times but John was always available and was helpful in every way.
Six months ago we shifted into our new home and we are delighted with the result.
From our experience we would recommend Fowler Homes and John Mansfield in particular. Many thanks.
Noelene & Dennis Grennell
Because we had a clear idea of the design and layout we wanted, we sketched the plan that suited us and then looked for the right builder, Fowler Homes Manukau was the number one choice from the start. We liked that we could deal with one person, who happened to be the Company Director. It really made them stand out from all the other building companies we considered, and after construction started, they once again proved themselves.
I just wanted to write a quick note to thank you for all the help that you gave us in the building of our new home.
The expertise that Wayne and Lindsay provided, made the whole process smooth and totally stress free, their combined knowledge, experience, value for money and care was much appreciated. Right from the first moment I walked into your showroom I felt totally at ease with you both and fully confident that you were the right choice.
Paul and I wanted a building company who listened, investigated options, gave honest feedback and had the knowledge and experience to build our house to the best possible standard. Thank you for your calm and helpful attitude and assistance throughout this time.
We would have no hesitation in building with Fowler Homes Blenheim again or recommending you to anyone. Overall points awarded by us is nothing short of 100%.
Suzanne & Paul Leslie
During 1988 Fowler Homes built a house for Graham and Janice Pepper at 5 Lulworth Lane Westmorland; we purchased the property from them in 1997.
The consequences of the earthquakes has been only minor superficial/cosmetic damage.
Yesterday the property was inspected by an Earthquake Commission Inspector, his comment "the building has stood up extremely well to the shaking" I thought you would be interested to hear that comment. Many thanks to your firm for a job well done.
I had a section that was different, not straight forward.
I had been looking at my options for over a year when Fowler Homes came up with a design that cleverly fitted all I wanted and within budget. My home still surprises visitors how everything fitted on my section.
We had challenges right from the start to finish, but Lance and Locky took them in their stride. My dream came true it was all worth it
We decided to build with Fowler Homes because they were prepared to build the home we wanted at the price we could afford. We are very happy with the finished product and live very comfortably in our new home. Thanks Guys!
Mandy & Malcolm Harfield
It was a good day when we met Lance and Locky of Fowler Homes. This was a first home build for us, and were apprehensive at the project we were taking on. But Lance and Locky guided us through the whole process of planning and building.
They were there to answer any queries we had during the process and nothing was too much bother for them. It was a smooth process and if there were any problems they were quickly rectified for us.
Their trades people were very professional and always made us feel welcome when we called in.
We were absolutely delighted with our new home, and it far exceeded our expectations. We are very happy to recommend Fowler Homes to anybody who is looking to build. They are great people to work with.
Peter & Marion Briggs
Lance and Locky are marvellous- If we were to build another house we would go straight back to them, we are 100% happy. We have recommended them to family and friends. The subcontractors that we had our site were great. We have had no worries with after car service. Everything is perfect.
John & Janine Moore
The house is absolutely wonderful, we enjoyed the whole building process, we've been in the house for 2 years now and it still feels brand new. Would recommended Locky and Lance to anyone. Highly recommended A++
Jeff & Barbara Carr
We are really enjoying our home. We have had rave reviews from family and friends who love the layout and colours in the house. They particularly love our tiles and most have mentioned the bathroom products (vanity and showers). All the women love the toilets for ease of cleaning.
We are thrilled with our home and as we watch other homes go up around us we notice more and more the extras that Fowler Homes do. Post-earthquake we are very grateful this.
We would be happy to comment on your website, particularly with regards to the pricing. We found that part of the process to be very straight forward and there were no hidden costs or deviations other than those we initiated. Thanks and cheers.
Kerry & John Bannon
As a valuer I am aware of building costs. We found Fowler Homes to be extremely cost competitive. Not only were they competitive but we found Nicky to be friendly and very well organised. Nicky and her Subcontractors were a pleasure to work with and took much of the Stress out of the building process.
We welcome anyone who is looking to build with Nicky and the team at Fowler Homes to come and see the finished product (that we are very proud of) and discuss with us how we found the building process.
Jason & Jacqui Dowden
I want to say 'thank you' for building my fantastic new home. It stands out in my street with style and quality. Thank you for answering all concerns and queries very promptly throughout the project.
I did find the six months very demanding and stressful as there always seemed decisions to be made, or research to be done, to build the picture that I had of my new home. Thank you for your calm and helpful attitude and assistance throughout this time.
Thank you again, and I would be happy to recommend you and Fowler Homes to anyone wanting to build a new home
I just wanted to write a quick note to thank you for all the help that you gave me in the building of my new home. The expertise that you and Lisa provided made the whole process smooth and totally stress free. I have been living in the house for two months now and am yet to find anything that isn't absolutely perfect. The builders, are true craftsmen who left a beautifully constructed house that is a testament to their skill and experience.
le say that you always find things that you would do differently if or when you build again, I honestly cannot think of anything that I would want to change in this house so thank you again for all your help and advice with the layout.
I would have no hesitation in building with you again or recommending you to anyone and everyone, I still walk around the house marveling at the quality of everything and think I will forever more. You have completed a true masterpiece in this house and at such an affordable and reasonable price. All of my friends have commented on how beautiful the house is so again and again I thank you.
Four years ago, with land available and a house design already drawn up, Jude Buckley knew exactly what she wanted when it came to building. Having weighed up all the options, Jude and her husband Grahame decided on Fowler Homes to oversee the construction of their new house. For Jude, it came down to realistic pricing, without compromising on the quality of workmanship, and the ability to work closely with the Fowler team managing the project.
Jude usually designs the houses they build and is very hands-on during their projects. Her long association with Fowlers has meant she has built up a good rapport with the Fowler team including her preferred builder whom she uses regularly.
Four homes (including one currently being constructed) and two apartments later, it is clear that the Buckleys are more than happy with the expertise and experience that Fowler Homes provide.
Jude & Grahame Buckley
After selling their South Canterbury farm some five years ago, Richard Johnstone and his wife Beverley came to Marlborough with the idea of becoming involved in our thriving grape industry. However,.when Richard was in the market for an investment property for his son, he consulted Fowler's for advice and was shown the initial Fowler Homes show home that had been built on The Ridge.
Richard was impressed with the quality of the home and promptly bought it! Since then, Richard has built eight Fowler Homes, and has always been more than happy with the affordability and standard of their houses. He likes the total Fowler Homes concept including their fixed price contract, project management and flexibility.
Over the years, Richard has developed an excellent relationship with the Fowler team, and says, "they're straight up and if any problems arise, they're always very approachable and get things sorted.
Richard & Beverley Johnstone
Prior to looking for a builder we had an architect produce drawings for us but when we approached several builders that had been recommended to us, they either couldn't fit it in their schedule or else we didn't feel we had a good rapport with them.
We needed to know we could trust the builder absolutely. After contacting Bret Robinson at Fowler Homes Manukau we were delighted to have found a company with a long reputation for quality building.
Right from the start I have been impressed with the way things have gone, Bret followed up my enquiry immediately and came back with a price in about three weeks. He explained this in great detail to us so that we felt entirely comfortable that we knew what to expect, and why things cost what they would.
Building your home is not only about the money, although of course that is an important part of it. It's also about being sure you are getting quality workmanship, and a whole lot of other things. Right from the start Bret was careful and forthright, and I knew he was a person I could trust.
I deal with contracts through my work but when it comes to my own life, there's an emotional side to things as well. I have absolute trust in the relationship between Fowler Homes, Bret as it's representative and us
Amit & Salima Ohdedar
My wife and I moved to New Zealand in November of 2007. Not wishing to purchase a house until we had done some market research we looked at many houses in many areas, we found houses we liked and areas we liked but not the two together. Deciding where we wanted to live we decided to explore the possibility of building a house which is something we had never considered in the past. Having found a section of land we liked we put together a detailed scope of what we wanted and set about finding a builder. Some were too big and inflexible, others were not able to help us very much, but we eventually found a company named Fowler Homes.
Working with Lance and Lauchlan of Fowler Homes and Amie of Toolbox Architecture we got plans drawn up and went through the process of finalising design and aligning costs to our budget and came up with a design we were happy with and importantly could afford. Contracts were signed and the building process began, other than some minor issues that one would expect the process went quite smoothly with lots of help with understanding the building processes in New Zealand from our builder.
The result is a beautiful house that is warm and comfortable with fantastic views and some great features that we planned into the build. We would have no reservation in recommending this company to any of our friends and colleges and with the Master builders guarantee we have the peace of mind going into the future. I thought I would communicate this positive feedback on a very well run and managed company.
Andrew & Wendy Marshall
Choosing Fowler Homes to build our home was absolutely the best decision we have made. Unlike many people, we found the building process a fantastic journey, transforming a mere dream into our dream home.
Thanks to Mike and Andrea's communication skills, attention to detail and desire to give what we wanted - totally hassle free.
Alan & Jan Wilson
I just want to say great job!
Where people work there will be problems, I know this because I work in this industry as well. But Fowler Homes have impressed me. Before an issue became a problem, you solved it.
We love our new Fowler Home and have enjoyed the whole process working with you. No wonder so many people referred us to Fowler Homes - something I intend to do myself.
Many thanks for your great work, support and guidance during the building of our new home this year. You guys were awesome and it was very much appreciated. We are thrilled with our new home and just love it
Colin & Melva Howard
Shane, Megan and the rest of the Fowler team
I am writing for Rex and myself, to express our gratitude for the fabulous job Fowler Homes has made of our new home. The build process was pretty seamless, the program well explained and expected deadlines were nearly always on the mark. Shane and Megan were easy to get hold of and dealt with any concerns promptly.
The on-site building team were great to work with. There was a lot of communication between Mark and ourselves, and they even put up with Rex (commonly known as The Inspector!) visiting site EVERY day.
The workmanship is of an outstanding standard, everything is straight and true, doors hung well, quality appliances and hardware throughout, amazing tiling and the painting and decorating is just class. The subcontractors have been very easy to deal with and have listened to our requests and complied with our little changes. The attention to detail and quality control is what sets Fowler Homes above their competitors.
As this house was of our own design, there are some quirky areas needing more attention than usual. All changes made to the plan or remedial works were always completed with a view to satisfying the customer.
Our home is an asset to our street and has already attracted great feedback from friends, family and neighbours. We love it and are looking forward to making memories here. We thank you again and would recommend Fowler Homes to our friends without batting an eyelid
Maria and Rex Jeffries
Fowlers were fabulous to deal with. We had an awesome team of builders who showed real initiative and had a wealth of knowledge and skill - the best.
A real pleasurable experience all round and the end result a beautiful home. Thanks Locky, Sandy and the wider team.
Dean & Melissa Cumberledge
Terri and I made huge decision to move from our home and build. I being in the Engineering Project Management Industry felt that I would need to be very hands on and my business might be affected.
We worked through an extremely alternative design which was;
- One bedroom apartment style with ability to covert to three bedrooms when family arrived - Entertainment house with full size snooker room - Huge open plan kitchen lounge with massive amounts of natural light - Over 100m2 deck enclosed by glass balustrade with roof fully louvered and totally enclosed to the weather should we prefer (includes fireplace (cooking possible), spa and indoor lounge suite with garden type furniture) - Many other non-standard features throughout the house
During the project it became apparent that the guys working for Fowlers got IT, and the need for me to always be around was not necessary. To the point of not visiting the building site for up to two weeks at a time.
Laughlin and his team kept us up to date with issues that arose and not once was there any conflict between us and them. They did all they could to facilitate an early move-in day caused by our own arrangements with our old home.
The costs were kept in check and they did not charge for anything that we had not agreed to. As a Project Manager, all I can say about Fowler is that they undertook the project of the “Heyes residence” within the timeframe discussed (completed Jun 2013), at the cost agreed and to a higher quality than I had expected.
But most of all their after build response has been exemplary. They have never shirked away from minor issues that have arisen since the build was completed.
Terri and I have expressed our gratitude before, but there is no reason why we can’t express it again. Thanks Locky and Team.
Colin & Terri Heyes
Building our home with Lachlan and Sandy of Fowler Homes was an enjoyable, stress free and exciting experience.From our initial contact to the completion we never felt pressured in decision making, nothing was ever a problem.Throughout the process we were kept well informed with excellent communication.
The end result was testament to first class organisation and the quality of contractors involved.
Consequently we have a home that we and the Fowlers team can be extremely proud of.
Gavin & Marion Struthers
We were reluctant to build, but building with Locky and Sandy made the whole process a pleasant experience. Issues were sorted very quickly and smoothly. Locky understood our expectations and what we wanted to achieve, and he and his team delivered.
If we were to build again we would certainly use Fowler Homes Taranaki.
Lydia Dickinson & Shaun Dickie
I never thought it could be so easy to entrust the building of our house to someone else, but Locky, his office staff and their contracting staff were always professional and more importantly open and friendly.
It felt like we were the only people Fowler's were building for. We made the right choice.
Peter & Terri Barker
Having received a number of raving reviews from friends and associates who had built with Fowler Homes, we embarked upon our own building experience with a certain degree of confidence. From our very first contact with Locky and Sandy it was clear that the praise had been well placed.
The planning and pricing process is a huge undertaking, with so many changes and new ideas to explore. The Fowler team's patience is endless and they truly want your home to be perfect for you in every way. It was never too late to change something - until it was literally too late! Every person we had dealings with, from the Architect to the Subbies, were friendly, knowledgable and helpful.
At the front line, Locky, Sandy, Jason, Melissa and Peter are a cheerful bunch who sincerely want to make the building process a pleasurable one. I'm not sure how they do it actually, but they have their finger on the pulse at all times and are constantly just that one step ahead.
These people operate with the upmost of integrity and honesty. You can rest assured that any issues that may arise are smoothed out promptly and effortlessly. Once you have built with this team you will realise that the level of care extends far beyond the handover of the key. Even down the track a-ways you are still considered one their own and their commitment to you is unwavering.
The bottom line is we couldn't be happier with our entire building experience and we're pleased to be able to voice it. We will join the throngs of satisfied Fowler Homes New Plymouth customers and will do our part to spread the good word.
Brett and Trina Engert
We want to thank you for the fantastic job you did building our new home.
Prior to signing with Fowler Homes we contacted a range of building companies, none of whom offered your commitment from beginning to end.
The dedication started prior to day one, inspecting the section we were looking to buy, recommending and securing an architect, suggesting ways in which to make our home work better for our family and making our requested changes along the way, nothing was too much of a problem.
The finished product has exceeded our expectation. The fact that the house passed its final CCC with flying colours first time is testament to your expertise and skill and to the contractors you employ.
We wish you all the very best of luck for the future and would certainly employ your services should we ever decide to leave our beautiful home and build again.
We are more than happy to recommend you to other clients.
Paul & Melissa Gardiner
We have recently moved into our Gold Award winning home, built for us by Fowler Homes, and we just love it!
If the thought of planning, designing, building and decorating a new home daunts you, we recommend leaving it to the Team at Fowlers. They guided us through the process, making it a stress-free and exciting experience.
Our home suits our needs and lifestyle, and the craftmanship is excellent. Rick and Lanceare masters of their trade, and at each phase everything had to be perfect before they moved onto the next stage.
Maureen was a huge help. She has a wealth of knowledge of the products available, and exactly where to find that special item.
Megan's colour and design skills helped us to create a Gold Award winning Bathroom.
Lastly, overseeing the whole build is Shane, whose patience, kindness, sense of humour and 'nothing is impossible' attitude means that there was no compromise, what you want is what you get. His design ideas helped on more than one occasion.
We sincerely thank everyone involved and would have no hesitation in recommending that Fowler Homes build your dream home.
Graham and Chris Holdaway
Just a quick note to express our sincere thanks for the fantastic job you did building our house in 2013. Not only did you deliver the house on time and on budget, but you exceeded every expectation with respects to the quality of your workmanship and your entire teams focus on producing the perfect house.
Extra thanks are also due to the team for the extra effort made each and every week of the build to keep us appraised of progress, given we live outside of New Zealand and had a very tight deadline to have the house ready in time to meet the requirements of the executive rental market.
Thanks to Fowlers we have a fantastic executive house, which is a great investment and does true justice to the amazing coastal plot on which it is situated.
Again we cannot thank you enough and will certainly use your team exclusively for any future building projects on which we embark.
I note your fantastic results in last year’s Master Build Awards, including achieving a Gold for our house – very well deserved.
Kindest regards and thank you again,
Scotia & Iain Boelee
We were looking at building a new house. It wasn’t until we were talking to a friend of ours who were having a house built by Fowler Homes that we decided to go with them.
Once we had our plans sorted out, things were all straight forward.
They looked after everything.
Nothing was a problem for them.
The colours inside and out and if you knew roughly what colours you wanted they would go over it with you.
They are a real professional team.
Fowler Homes have the best of the pick of sub contractors.
We wouldn’t go any were else for house building and recommend them to anyone else.
They are the best.
Wilfred and Margaret Henso
Before building our new house we spent a year or so researching and looking at new houses and show homes built by various companies, plus discussing the process of building with the various home owners.
Following this research we chose Fowler Homes to build our house and the end result is a beautiful house that completely suits our needs. Our new house has excellent workmanship and finishing and we are very satisfied. Any small issues along the way were quickly solved with good communication and discussion.
The end result is a beautiful house that suits our needs. We are therefore very satisfied with our choice of building company.
Ghee Yong and Janice Tan
Ghee Yong & Janice Tan
We had our family home built by Fowler Homes last year. We are absolutely thrilled with it, it is everything we hoped for and more. John O'Toole is an exceptionally personable man, and a man of great integrity. He has a great team around him, and has a high standard for finishing a project well. We also received fantastic support and advice for all the kitchen design, paint colours, etc, I personally found this incredibly helpful and would have felt overwhelmed without this (thank you Krisy!).
Mc Cafferty family
After some research we decided to build our new home with Andrea and Mike Lee of Fowler Homes Ashburton. This was a great decision, the building process was made very easy for us.
Andrea and Mike and their team were there for us all the way during this process. The attention to detail and quality workmanship culminated in total satisfaction for us.
The end result was our home winning a category and gold award in the Mid-South Canterbury Master Builders Home of The Year. We love our new home and would recommend Fowler Homes Ashburton to people contemplating building a new home.
Shona and John Vucetich
For building us a lovely house and for putting in the finer details and needless to say, thank you for your patience!
Dear Sandy and Lachlan,
Thank you for the lovely gifts the hamper is superb and the chopping board looks too lovely use it! With appreciation and we are taking the opportunity to wish Fowler Homes the very best in all future endeavours.
Paul and Pauline
After some research we decided to build our new home with Andrea and Mike Lee of Fowler Homes Ashburton. This was a great decision, the building process was made very easy for us.
Andrea and Mike and their team were there for us all the way during this process. The attention to detail and quality workmanship culminated in total satisfaction for us.
The end result was our home winning a category and gold award in the Mid-South Canterbury Master Builders Home of The Year. We love our new home and would recommend Fowler Homes Ashburton to people contemplating building a new home.
Shona and John Vucetich
Bret and his team are outstanding. He built a two-storey home for us, seeing us from design stage through build completion. We found him to be honest, courteous, and immediately available throughout the project. He stands by his work with a Master Builder's guarantee and honours his promises with fair rates. Bret's integrity and obliging manner were evident throughout the process. I would work with him again on other projects and recommend him to others without hesitation.
We have nothing but praise for Nicky and her team. Nicky guided us through the building process, gave excellent advice and suggestions for ideas we hadn’t even thought of (I love the design for a kitchen window rather than a backsplash). Marty the builder, and his team have been wonderful, their workmanship is second-to-none. We would most certainly recommend Fowler Homes for anyone who is considering a new-build.
Janet & Alan
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the team at Fowler Homes for handing over our beautiful home just over a week ago.
We chose Fowler Homes to undertake our new build because of the attention to detail and comprehensive build summary in the initial documentation once the design plans were given to you.
Your "there are no problems, only solutions" approach made the build experience a thoroughly enjoyable one for us.
We would especially note the dedication, attention to detail, quality of workmanship and friendly approachability of Andy Pocock and his team during the build, as well the efficient and courteous support of all your sub contractors.
Suffice to say we would recommend Fowler Homes to any prospective new home owners.
Joan Hislop and Grant Hadfield
We would like to take this opportunity to let you know how thankful we are for choosing Fowler Homes as our builders. We are so happy with how our house turned out – it is EXACTLY what we were hoping for and more.
We listened to friends & family and Fowler Homes came highly recommended. The extra care and time taken by Nicky throughout the build was impressive and she was always readily available to answer any questions.
The crew of builders & subbies were always great to work with. They were friendly, accommodating and highly skilled. They were always willing to answer a question or ask for our thoughts and ideas.
Extra time was taken to make sure that we had things just the way we wanted them. Small changes or adjustments on the fly seemed like they were not a big issue at all.
Throughout the whole building process Nicky would always let us know of anything affecting our budget and was very transparent.
Fowler Homes have done a fantastic job, making our build a pleasurable experience and providing us an on time, on budget home that we will truly enjoy for many years to come. Thank you Nicky and your crew!
Mark & Trina Wood
We had never wanted to build a house as it always seemed like a lot of stress with contractors, build time running over, costs coming in over budget etc. We then had our house at the time sell quicker than anticipated at a price we couldn't refuse and after searching tirelessly for a new house decided we would only get what we wanted if we built.
After meeting with a number of different building franchises we decided to go ahead and partner with Fowler Homes Auckland (North, West & Rodney). This decision was made based on their high levels of professionalism, willingness to accommodate our requests and their ability to translate our far-fetched ideas into reality.
From day one we were met with a ‘nothing is too much trouble’ attitude and this continued throughout the duration of our build and onwards into their after sales service. The stress of building was nothing like we anticipated as there was none!!! Fowler Homes managed every step of the process and all we had to concern ourselves with was the fun stuff like our shopping and design choices!! Even finances weren’t a problem as we had no hidden costs or surprises.
We love our new home and plan to enjoy it for the foreseeable future but when the times comes for us to move again we will be looking for land and ringing Fowler Homes to start our second build.
Sarah and Daniel Rock
We chose Fowler homes to build our new house in Orewa, and are very pleased we did!
The team at Fowler homes helped all the way from resource consents to the final sign off with a great result. As a private home owner, budgets and timelines are all important when trying to manage a new build - Fowler homes came through in all areas exactly as they had offered. Using Fowlers helped us get this project done on time, on budget and with great quality workmanship from their builders. - Very happy
We would like to thank the team at Fowler Homes Auckland (North,West & Rodney) for the care and attention taken in building our new home.
Having been involved in the building industry for quite some time I chose to build with Fowler Homes Auckland (North,West & Rodney) as I knew them to be a very professional and reliable operator.
Upon our plans coming out of council the team at Fowler Homes were on to it straight away.
Each stage of the building process ran smoothly and on time with Fowler Homes calling in their regular tradespeople to carry out the respective work.
Once in our new home any minor issues we came across were dealt with immediately upon Fowler Homes being notified.
We would also like to thank the support staff in the Fowler office for their prompt reply to any queries we had regarding the build
Ian Gordan Lane
Orewa - Auckland
The Fowler Homes team in Palmerston North are excellent at what they do and we highly recommend them for anyone looking to plan and build your own home.
From the start my partner Lisa and I were told by other places "no, you can't have that", "here is some information best of luck", and not once where we helped to get some positive information until we met with Megan, Shane and the Fowler Homes team.
Throughout the process I have never thought building your own home could be so easy, yet it was exactly that, easy!
Starting with Tracey and Donna in the office things were always so positive and information was clearly given and helped with all the time. Our multiple questions, from not being home builders
until now, meant the team were always fielding several mundane, simple and quirky questions from
us which never bored them at all. It was hugely helpful and out us at ease throughout this build. Rick who is the project manager was amazing at keeping us informed of upcoming points of interest,
times to meet on site and just giving us all the relevant details we needed to make sure we can follow the build process as closely as we wanted. This was perfect as every step to us was and is important and the final product shows how much care he took to make sure things were right the first time and done to an excellent standard.
They always say excellence starts at the top and in this case it is a true testament to that statement.
Megan and Shane were beyond amazing in their guidance, positivity, recommendations and overall
investment in our first home. Without them we would not have the house of our dreams!
They gave us hope we could have our own home the way we wanted it, and never once said
anything negative or gave us any indication that we couldn't get the house the way we liked it. They guided us through our entire process and made sure we had all the details needed to make the right
decisions....and even helped us not make some really bad decisions too. They were invested in our house like it was their own, which made us feel valued beyond belief and gave us every confidence that things were going to work out perfectly.
This was an amazing experience to go through, and if you ask anyone they usually say building your own home is stressful, but in this case it was definitely not!!
We are blown away with our new home, our first home ever, and we would like to thank the entire Fowler Homes team for all the hard work they have put in. The end product is amazing, it's really beyond words for us.
Anyone looking to build or plan your own home, we highly, highly recommend Megan, Shane, Rick,
Donna and Tracey to take care of your needs and build the home you want the way you want it.
Thanks so much for making our dream come true!!
Lisa & Issac
I have recently moved into a lovely new home built for me by Fowler Homes Palmerston North. It has been a great experience to work with such knowledgeable and experienced people. Nothing was too much trouble and the whole process was entirely stress-free.
I was impressed with the way the project was managed and I was kept informed on progress along the way.
I have no hesitation in recommending Shane, Megan and their team to anyone planning to build a new home. I have enjoyed working with such friendly and helpful people. I love my new home – it's exactly what I wanted.
Thank you Shane and Megan and the team for making it happen..
I have recently taken possession of my new home build by Fowler Homes Manawatu Ltd.
Shane Walker has done the most magnificent job drawing up the plan that I wanted, I couldn't be any happier. The finishing touches are second to none, so perfect.
Megan Walker is such a helpful and lovely person and a great leader of her staff in the showroom.
I say enough good things about Shane and Megan as they make you feel welcome and will always go out of their way to help you.
Tracy Hutton is so obliging and is always there to help and guide you with your new home. Like choosing items bathrooms, flooring, paintwork inside and out doors, inside and out. Taking and meeting me at companies to choose items, it is such a great help as you don't feel stressed about building a new home.
The same can be said for Megan Walker she helped me so much with the windows and came with me to the property to help with choosing blinds.
I found the builder I had so helpful and obliging and good at his trade and the same goes for all subcontractors that Fowler Homes use.
Rick Hutton the site coordinator is always contacting you to advise you about the stage you are at with your home and you can always contact him if necessary.
I also found talking to people in Palmerston North in business that they knew of Shane and Megan Walker and couldn't say enough good things about them or Fowler Homes so that said to me that they have such a good name in Palmerston North and I had made a good decision in building with them.
I am so happy with my new home and wouldn't change anything. So I would recommend anyone wanting to build a new home to talk to Shane and Megan Walker, they would not regret it.
Building can be a very stressful time for all involved; however we were privileged to have Joe Cattle from Fowler Homes Waikato as our Project Manager. Joe understood what we wanted and very in-sync with us. Nothing seemed to be a problem for Joe and his team with regular meetings to keep us in the loop on a day by day basis. Now the project has been completed, we could not be happier with the end result along with the follow up service offered by Joe.
As the saying goes “Why run with the turkeys when you can fly with the eagles”
Thank you Joe
Jude and John Bowen
My name is Mike Sutherland. I am a commercial Bank Manager living in Queenstown.
So many people I have dealt with have built 'new' homes and have had no end of trouble with their builder or his subcontractors. Not only did we have a totally positive experience with John, but all of the subcontractors were fantastic as well. Even till this day John is more than willing to assist with any small jobs we are investing in related to the property.
The product that resulted at the end of the project was exactly what we had carefully planned from the start. We love the house, we love the design, we love the layout and we love the workmanship.
The build was on time and as a banker most importantly on budget.
John and his team through the whole project were professional, knowledgable, friendly and accomodating.
I have no reservation in recommending John and his team.
Just to let you know how satisfied we have been with your services from start to finish in planning and building our house at Arthurs Point. Whenever we had teething problems, you were on to it to straight away.
We always had the utmost confidence in the Fowler Homes guarantee and your own personal recommendation from other satisfied customers. In fact we chose you and Fowler Homes thanks to 2 local recommendations from people on Arthurs Point for whom you have built homes.
I would like to recommend John Mansfield and the Fowler Homes company. We have used them to build a couple of properties and also used John to project manage. We have always found him very easy to deal with and would have no problem recommending him at all.
n April 2014 I contacted John Mansfield of Fowler Homes (Southern Lakes) Ltd to build a new home for our family at shotover country.
Throughout the build process I found John knowledgable and helpful as there are many decisions that need to be made and he was highly skilled at keeping our job on track and guiding me through the build process. We now have a quality home that I am very happy with and we couldn't have achieved this without the care and expertise that John gave us.
Throughout the construction of our home, I was also very aware that John works on his own and had a number of projects underway. Despite the busy nature of his business, he never hesitated to turn his attention to support us whenever we required. I found John to be highly professional, caring and attentive. We were very fortunate to have such an excellent builder and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend John to anyone else.
The team at Fowler Homes have been absolutely amazing to work with!
Shane and Megan were informative and helped guide us through the process of designing the perfect home for our family.
Their pride and enthusiasm for their business was infectious and they were always there to answer any questions we had.
Their style and knowledge helped to give us ideas of what we wanted in our home and they were always patient when explaining the process of the build as this is our first home.
Tracey and Regan were accommodating and helpful when setting up appointments and meetings around our busy work and family schedules. Any last minute questions or changes were always solved by this amazing duo and all our needs were met. They made sure everything ran smoothly and made this whole process stress free, especially juggling our full time jobs and two young boys.
The builders were an amazing team and were always ready to answer any questions we had when we did our walk through. Even last minute changes where done efficiently and everything was completed to such a high standard!
We have been living in our beautiful home for a month now and it has been amazing. All our ideas and thoughts have been turned into a reality, and we couldn't be more proud of our first home.
We would like to thank the family at Fowler Homes for building our family home!
Meme and Hamish Campbell
Currently sitting in my new Fowler Homes build feeling warmer and more comfortable in a house than I ever have!
From the get go I loved getting hands on with the design, and that getting a build that worked for me and for my section was made easy by you guys. Thanks for making it as hassle free as possible, with any changes I wanted to make being an easy and enjoyable experience.
It probably goes without saying that building for the first time can be quite scary, as it is difficult to know what to expect from the process. I got something out of it I never would have found if I had gone hunting in the housing market, and for that I’m glad I built.
Again, a big thank you for your contribution, I would definitely recommend you to anyone I know looking to build a house.
Fowler Homes are fantastic! Recently they completed our three bed rural home and we could not wish for anything better with the end result. Matt, Craig, Jenny and all their team were great from start to finish. The build was stress free, nothing was too much trouble and they advised up throughout when needed ( which was a lot as we are not in the trades and needed a lot of guidance). We can not recommend them enough. Such lovely people and a real family knit and caring team. 5 stars!
Jo & Ben
Back in early 2018, my wife Cathryn and I had the good fortune to engage Fowler Homes to build our new home in Cambridge. From our initial discussions with Joe Cattle and their architect to the handing over of our keys several months later, our entire build experience was a seamless and enjoyable one.
All of the tradespeople and suppliers used by Fowler Homes were of a very high calibre and the end result is a home that we find extremely functional, comfortable and one that we are very proud of. Joe was always very approachable and his level of builder/client communication was one that a lot of other companies could do well to adopt.
From the “get-go” Cathryn and I felt an immediate liking and trusting of Joe, and believed him to be a man of his word, and through the entire build process, our initial “first impressions” were vindicated. We would have no hesitation in recommending Joe Cattle, Fowler Homes Waikato, to anyone considering building a quality home, and if we were to ever build again, we would be looking to Joe and his team to fulfil our dreams once more.
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